USF vs. San Francisco
When/where: 5 p.m.; South Point Arena, Las Vegas
Records: USF 8-2, San Francisco 3-7
Notable: It's USF vs. USF, as the teams meet in the first day of the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic. A win for the Bulls would match their total for all of last season — USF bounced back from a tough loss to Central Michigan on Sunday by beating Central Florida on Wednesday, led by junior G Dominique Jones' 27 points. Jones leads the Bulls with 18.2 points per game, and junior C Jarrid Famous had a double double Wednesday and is averaging 10.8 points and 7.2 rebounds. … The Bulls get back PG Justin Leemow, who missed Wednesday's game to attend to a family illness in New York. … San Francisco has dropped seven of eight, with the lone win against San Jose State. The Dons are led by 6-foot-7 F and former Texas Tech star Dior Lowhorn (19.3 ppg). The Bulls play San Diego on Sunday before returning home, then open Big East play Dec. 30 at Louisville.
Greg Auman, Times Staff Writer